Reimagine Candlelight Vigil with Matt Deen
Reimagine has been hosting candlelight vigils throughout the pandemic in order to break down taboos and hold space for all that we've lost. Tonight's program will include a conversation with environmental activist, Matt Deen. The Vigil kicks off Reimagine’s December series that explores the natural world through the lens of post-traumatic growth.
About Matt Deen
Matt Deen (he/they) is Pastor of Newfane Congregational Church in Newfane, Vermont, and of Marlboro Meeting House, a seasonal worship community in Marlboro, VT. He also serves on the programming team at Auburn Theological Seminary, focused on congregational engagement and public theology. Prior to joining Auburn, Matt served as a Community Minister for Judson Memorial Church, where he co-facilitated an ecological grief support group called Extinction Resilience. Matt graduated in May 2020 with a Master of Divinity degree from Union Theological Seminary, where his work focused on constructive ecotheology and animal liberation. With Reimagine in 2020, Matt co-facilitated "From Death to Breath", a community ritual to breathe life into our collective losses including COVID-19 and the climate crisis.
Reimagine hosts community-driven experiences that bring creativity, connection, and essential conversation to face adversity, loss, and mortality, and channel the hard parts of life into meaningful action and growth. Reimagine envisions a world where we can embrace life fully—from this moment through the end—and collectively contribute to a more just and compassionate society. Reimagine experiences encompass arts + entertainment, healthcare + social services, spirituality + religion, and Innovation + design.